We heard a lot about creative and innovation cultures over the two days of CoreNet and saw some great examples of where this has been implemented into corporate real estate strategy. What I took away is that most organisations already have this talent, they just need to provide the workplace to release it.
We heard how organisations should manage by results, not attendance and give their employees the flexibility to not only control their work-life balance, but create their own life rhythm, as Vodafone has done.
We heard about how leases will all need to be accounted for on balance sheet and how this will have an impact on profit and loss ratios and an organisation’s debt arrangements. We heard detail on the break-neck speed of the Telstra transition – over 14,000 sites in less than 45 days.
There was a lot to absorb on a very full agenda and I appreciated the opportunity to hear from other organisations how they are tackling the challenged of balancing innovation and at the same time keeping a keen eye on costs.
This is the closing post on our CoreNet blog from the Sydney Summit. I hope you have enjoyed the dialogue and I look forward to joining the conversation on future CoreNet summits. If you would like to further the discussion on any subjects we have commented on in our blog, please feel free to drop me a line on 02 9220 8729.